This altered photo does not show the arrest of Ethiopia’s former head of intelligence

Updated on 26/11/2020 at 12:40

A photograph has been shared over a hundred times on Facebook with claims that it shows the arrest of Getachew Assefa, Ethiopia’s fugitive ex-intelligence chief and a leading member of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). This is false; the image was digitally altered to add his face. The original photo shows the arrest of a Tigrayan general back in 2018.